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5/18/2016: Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise spring edition newsletter now available

The Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) published its spring edition. The newsletter serves to provide useful information on the national and international policies as well as highlight success stories, best practices and achievements in the field.

This edition of the newsletter provides information to Coast Guard units and maritime stakeholders on and covers a variety of topics to include:

  • Cruise ship detentions & appeals process
  • Upcoming regulatory enforcement
  • Annexed spaces
  • Coast Guard foreign passenger vessel examiner field assessment data
  • Top 5 deficiencies


For more information and to view the entire newsletter, you can visit the CSNCOE web site.

Please “Tell Us How We Are Doing”! The CSNCOE is always looking for feedback to improve and better serve the Coast Guard and Cruise Shipping Industry.

The CSNCOE is one of six nationwide national centers of expertise focusing on providing industry specific consultation and services to the Coast Guard and maritime industry. The CSNCOE, located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, is the repository of Coast Guard expertise and best practices on the FPVE program and is focused on raising the competency, capabilities, and consistency Coast Guard wide in the field of cruise ship safety, environmental, and security requirements and examinations. As the industry liaison, the CSNCOE provides training and mission support to the Coast Guard and industry alike by memorializing a blend of these mentioned activities thus ensuring the lines of communication and interaction continue.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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